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· March, 2010

Stories about Kenya from March, 2010

Africa: Will France Telecoms dominate East Africa?

Rebecca's advice for France Telecoms whose plans are to dominate the East African telecommunication market.

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

Erik writes about crowdfunding and seed funding in Africa: “We’re starting to see a few angel investors like Sean Murphy of Chembe Ventures making their way around the continent, but...

Kenya: Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation?

Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation: “Unless you’ve been offline for the better part of two weeks its Kenya’s first viral Internet sensation, and his name is Makmende! Yes. Makmende...

Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa's tech heartbeat

Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, has in recent months become the technology heartbeat of Africa with conferences, launches, meet ups, summits and unconferences all running in quick succession.

Kenya: First Day of ICANN in Nairobi

Rebecca's notes on the first day of ICANN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. ICANN is the body that governs the assignment of domain names and IP addresses worldwide: “But I must...

Kenya: Soul Boy – Premier

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about the Kenyan Independent movie dubbed “Soul Boy”, which premiered on Saturday 6th of March 2010 in Kenya's sprawling slum ‘Kibera’.

Kenya: Massive Flooding in Samburu as Ewaso Nyiro River Bursts its Banks

At dawn on Thursday, 4 March 2010, a massive flash flood hit Samburu in northern Kenya destroying 6 tourist lodges, some wildlife research camps and leaving thousands marooned on roof tops...

Kenya: The iHub launched in Nairobi

The iHub, an innovation center for techies, developers and innovators was launched in Nairobi this week. Several leading bloggers attended the event and here are their stories, photos and videos.

Africa: The future of technology in Africa

Juliana's thought provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking,...

Africa: Can France Telecoms dominate East Africa?

Rebecca's advice for France Telecom if it has to succeed in East Africa: “Whatever it is, I think if France telecom is to challenge the domination of other bigger companies,...

Africa: The future of Technology in Africa

Juliana's thought-provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking, where...

Kenya: Launch of Nairobi's Innovation Hub

Njeri writes about the launch of Nairobi's Innovation Hub (iHub) at the Bishop Gatimu Magua Centre on Ngong Rd. in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa: Quick hits in the African Tech space

Quick hits in the African Tech space from Erik: “StarTrack is a new location based tracking service in Nigeria, Loy Okezie has a good overview of this new service from...

Africa: Should Sports Club be community driven or tribal affair?

What is the best model for running sports clubs?: “In the last few months, I have been feeding off comments and conversations about the need for sports clubs and more...

The Technology for Transparency Review, Part I

In this first review of case studies from the Technology for Transparency Network we discover that online platforms like Discuz! and Twitter can reverse bad policy and stimulate healthy debate....

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